So, you think you wanna go off-grid? Not really sure what that means? Let’s have a chat with some actual off-griders to find out what it’s really like.
Lots of people get into homesteading for the opportunity build a sustainable home of their own. If you are thinking about building your own house, it isn’t impossible! But if you’re thinking it’s going to look like all of the magical things you see on Pinterest, think again. Here, we discuss the realities of being […]
We have installed a 7.5 KW photovoltaic system, that comprises of 30 x 250 Watt Solar panels, an Outback Power Inverter system and 12 x 4 volt 1104 Amp Hour Flooded Batteries. We have not even been aware of the last two big power outages and high electricity bills will be a thing of the […]
I have a wonderful friend who constantly tells me, “I can’t wait until we can do what you are doing.”. Meaning, she wants to be an urban homesteader. Sure, it’s all cute to have a small flock of chickens or a tomato plant growing in a bucket, but I often wonder if she truly understands…
Thousands of people dream of going off the grid, living in some idyllic cabin in the woods by streams, oceanfront, or nestled in the mountains. It makes for a lovely picture but the reality of preparing to go off grid requires considerable research, forethought, planning, and organization. Of course, to go ‘off grid’ means different […]
Are you hoping to live a simple, more self reliant life? Us too! Slowly but surely we’ve been taking steps towards moving off the grid, producing our own food, and learning traditional skills. Our latest step has been to ditch our microwave. Read on to learn more about our reasons for the change and how […]